Immigration Harms Poor Americans

American “progressives” see mass immigration as a way to relieve world poverty, says Harvard economist George Borjas. But they don’t seem to care what this “poverty program” does to working Americans, particularly those who are law-skilled and poor
Said Borjas, “The largest drop is probably the wage drop suffered by the workers who now face more competition in the labor market. It is not a huge drop, but it is certainly not zero. And we should find particularly worrisome when this wage drop is imposed on workers who can least afford it. And this obviously tends to aggravate the the forces that lead to greater inequality in our economy.
“The other big loss that we need to think about in terms of low-skill immigration is the increased cost of government services we provide them. According to the latest National Academy report, this number could easily exceed over 50 billion a year.”